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Driven to discover

At the University of Minnesota Medical School, we’re driven to discover. Advances in medicine and science are the results of new ideas and approaches developed through research.

At the University of Minnesota Medical School, we’re leading the way to new treatments and methods of preventative care.

Our research serves as an economic engine that drives Minnesota’s health industry. We develop new health technologies. And we collaborate with Minnesota’s biomedical companies to bring these technologies to clinics and hospitals worldwide.

Most importantly, we are finding better and faster ways to translate our laboratory research into clinical trials for patients—the only path to new treatments and cures.

Our commitment to research:

Allows us to attract the best and brightest students and faculty

Results in discoveries that change people’s lives and redefine the way health care is delivered

Creates jobs and fuels a thriving biomedical industry in Minnesota and beyond

Provides a cutting-edge learning environment, making us a leader in educating the next generation of top-notch medical professionals

Research News

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital: June 1-2, 7:00 a.m.

2-day conference with the opportunity to learn about advances and innovations for many of the key pediatric issues practitioners face today.

Dr. Jerrold Vitek, chair of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s department of neurology, told a group of alumni, fellow doctors and patients that just 1 in 10 eligible people with Parkinson's disease treat it with a procedure known as deep brain stimulation, or DBS.

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers identified a potential target for treating Alzheimer’s disease, which reversed memory loss in mice. The study could translate into new treatments and provides insight into what may be causing the disease.